LOCALS in Huntingdale and Southern River believe crime is becoming a growing problem in the community, according to the latest research.
Roy Morgan released its latest State of the Nation Research with 57 per cent of Australians (aged 14 and over) now agreeing that crime is a growing problem in their community.
Huntingdale and Southern River were the fourth highest in locals believing crime is a growing problem in their community.
Cooloongup, which is near Rockingham, came in first, while north of the river suburbs Stratton and Jane Brook were second and Mandurah suburb Greenfields rounded out the top three.
The research showed that inner city suburbs are safer.
North of the river western suburb Cottesloe was the top suburb at the other end of the scale.
The study showed that crime is not a growing problem in that community.
Claremont was second and Nedlands, Dalkeith and Crawley rounded out the top three.
Overall in Australia, people who live in greater capital city areas are less concerned about rising crime than those in towns and regional areas, according to the study.